Stephen Hawking Dies: Here’s How People on Twitter Said Goodbye

Stephen Hawking. Photo by IBL/REX/Shutterstock (5006889b)

Famous physicist and author Stephen Hawking passed away today, aged 76. He was praised for his work with relativity and black holes, among other things. He was the author of numerous popular science books and ambassador of science.

When he was 22, Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neuron disease and given a few more years of life. Though he spent most of his life in a wheelchair and unable to speak, he beat all the chances that the doctors have given him.

Many people and organizations went on Twitter to say their goodbyes. He will be missed.